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Massa's Big Shunt Halts Jerez Test Session

July 15 2005

Team SAUBER PETRONAS continued its three-day test at the Circuito Permanente de Jerez today. Felipe Massa covered 39 laps in chassis C24-05 to set a best time of 1:16.843s. Tomorrow Jacques Villeneuve will take over the driving.
Paul Russell (Test Engineer):

"In the morning we had a very good session and achieved a decent lap time. Things went really well and we were trying to catch up the time we lost yesterday with the red-flag periods. Then Felipe unfortunately experienced a rear left rim failure caused by a foreign object trapped inside the suspension components. He went off track at the entry of turn 5 and damaged the car in such a way that it was not possible to go on with the test today. It's really a shame, but it's more important that Felipe is okay.

"We will rebuild the car and have it ready tomorrow morning for Jacques to concentrate on the major development programme items."

For full 2005 pre-season test results click here.

P Driver Team Engine Car Tyre Best Lap Gap
1 Montoya McLaren Mercedes MP4/20 M 1:16.278 -:--.---
2 Sato BAR Honda BAR007 M 1:16.755 0.477
3 Massa SAUBER PETRONAS C24 M 1:16.843 0.565
4 Wurz McLaren Mercedes MP4/20 M 1:16.896 0.618
5 Montagny Renault Renault R25 M 1:17.095 0.817
6 Button BAR Honda BAR007 M 1:17.132 0.854
7 R Schumacher Toyota Toyota TF105 M 1:17.542 1.264
8 Fisichella Renault Renault R25 M 1:17.665 1.387
9 Zonta Toyota Toyota TF105 M 1:18.192 1.914
10 Coulthard Red Bull Cosworth RB1 M 1:18.265 1.987
11 Klien Red Bull Cosworth RB1 M 1:18.582 2.304
12 Heidfeld Williams BMW FW27 M 1:18.843 2.565
13 Pizzonia Williams BMW FW27 M 1:21.831 5.553
14 Panis Toyota Toyota TF105 M 1:23.805 7.527

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